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Rybník, Lutheran Church

A solitary church stands far from the village on a hill surrounded by meadows and fields lined with forests, in the middle of an old cemetery. The first mention of the village is from 1266 as Sancta Crux, the Holy Cross, which was also the dedication of the church, and[…]

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Kameňany, Lutheran Church

The church, originally dedicated to the Hungarian king St. Ladislaus, was built on the small ridge in the centre of the village in the middle of the 13th century, and it has Romanesque foundations. It is a single nave church with a semi-circular apse, an added southern tower and a[…]

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Koceľovce, Lutheran Church

The landmark of the old mining village with interesting spindle-shaped urbanism is the Lutheran Church located on a low hill at the upper end of the village called Koceľovce. The church is an almost intactly preserved Gothic building from the first half of the 14th century, originally dedicated to St.[…]

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Kyjatice, Lutheran Church

The construction of the church in Kyjatice dates back to the end of the 13th or the beginning of the 14th century. Like the surrounding villages, Kyjatice adopted ideas of the Reformation: we know the names of evangelical pastors working here since the 1620s. With a short break during the[…]

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Rimavské Brezovo, Lutheran Church

Rimavské Brezovo, like many other municipalities in the region, is associated with mining history. The originally early Gothic church, towering over the silhouette of low village houses, used to be dedicated to the Birth of the Virgin Mary before the Reformation. The name of the village was given according to[…]

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Kraskovo, Lutheran Church

The fortified early Gothic church from the first half of the 14th century was built on the site of an older building. In the 15th century it was fortified with a wall and a wooden bell tower was built on the grounds in 1657. The single-nave space with a square-ended[…]

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Rimavská Baňa, Lutheran Church

Rimavská Baňa acquired city rights from the Archbishop of Kalocsa, Stephen in 1268. An early Gothic single-nave church surrounded by a Renaissance defensive wall stands above the village. The chancel of the church with an irregular polygonal closure is vaulted with a Gothic cross-ribbed vault, the nave has a painted[…]

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Plešivec, Reformed Church

Plešivec is an ancient seat of the Bubek family. The Ákoš family, the ancestors of the Bubeks, received it from King Belo IV. in 1243, after the battle on the Slaná River, where the ancestor of the Bubeks, Detrik, allegedly saved the king’s life. After stabilizing his position in 1320,[…]

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Nomination to the European Heritage Label

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, a several-month activity of members of the Gothic Route association and employees of the OOCR Gemer (Regional Tourism Organization Gemer) culminated in Rožňava, with the signing of a memorandum of common procedure for nominating “Medieval murals in Gemer and Malohont” for the European Heritage label.[…]

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